Gingerbread Lane Celebrates 20th Anniversary: Hyatt Regency Vancouver and the Make-A-Wish Foundation Believe in Making Wishes Come True

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – The most decadent lane in the city returns for the 20th year to the lobby of Hyatt Regency Vancouver from now thru December 27, 2010. Previously recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the tallest gingerbread man, Gingerbread Lane welcomes more than 20,000 visitors each year. Much more than a holiday attraction, Gingerbread Lane has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the years. “Gingerbread Lane is a fun event for the whole family and we are proud to be part of it again this year,” says Ross Hetherington, Executive Director of Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon.

Kids of all ages have enjoyed the meticulously designed masterpieces on display for the past twenty years and have supported the partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation by making a donation when voting for their favourite gingerbread house. “As in the past, we are very excited to again participate in this Vancouver tradition and support a great cause,” says Steve McNally, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Vancouver. “We look forward to again contribute in granting a wish that will have a significant impact in a special child’s life.”

This year, the centrepiece is again Executive Sous Chef Hans Lutz’s gigantic gingerbread house measuring 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide. Ingredients include 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of confection sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and a little help from Hyatt’s engineering department. Four foot tall cut outs of gingerbread families are also available for picture taking. Nearly 40 individually crafted gingerbread creations from culinary professionals and amateurs, corporations and secondary schools round out the sweet smelling lavish display.

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About Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Hyatt Regency Vancouver, a 644-room hotel, is located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It features the city’s most spacious guestrooms, all completely renovated with LCD TV’s and gentle-rain showers, award winning Mosaic Bar & Grille and 45,000 square feet of function space including the state-of-the-art Regency Ballroom. Reservations for Hyatt Regency Vancouver may be made by calling 604-683-1234 or visiting